Austin Ticket Giveaway: George Lopez at Bass Concert Hall

Comedian George Lopez is bringing his new “Listen to My Face Tour” to Austin for one night at the… [more]

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Austin Ticket Giveaway: Dengue Dengue Dengue! at Empire Control Room & Garage

If Dengue Dengue Dengue’s unique take on Peruvian cumbia filtered through psychedelic techno and dancehall… [more]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Dengue Dengue Dengue! at Empire Control Room & Garage Austin Ticket Giveaway: Dengue Dengue Dengue! at Empire Control Room & Garage

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys at ACL Live

On Friday, Apr. 10, East L.A. legends Los Lobos and Texas' own Los Lonely Boys will be performing a co-headlining… [more]

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Austin Ticket Giveaway: Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah) at Scoot Inn

Monterrey, Mexico music icon and producer Toy Selectah and Camilo Lara, more popularly known as Mexican… [more]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah) at Scoot Inn Austin Ticket Giveaway: Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah) at Scoot Inn

Interview: QUITAPENAS made SXSW a little more tro-pi-cal

The music of tropical Afro-Latin band QUITAPENAS is here to take all your worries away, which is exactly… [more]

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Interview: From Laredo ’77 to Austin ’09 with Brownout guitarist Adrian Quesada

Austin-based Latin-funk band Brownout. Guitarist Adrian Quesada, far right. Adrian Quesada is a busy man. When he’s not performing psychedelic salsa jams with Grammy-nominated Austin outfit Grupo Fantasma or playing backing-guitar for Prince (yes, the artist once again known as Prince), he and his fellow Fantasma-mates are bringing the Latin-funk with critically-acclaimed Brownout and the […]

Review: ‘Letting Go’ album by Myrna

Actress, singer, and native Austinite Myrna Cabello began recording her debut album in the spring of 2007, when the unexpected happened: She developed Bell’s Palsy, a type of paralysis, on the right side of her face. This news left Myrna devastated, as she wondered if she would be able to continue to pursue her passion […]

Review: ‘At Carnegie Hall’ live album by Buena Vista Social Club

In 1996, American guitarist and producer Ry Cooder was dispatched to Cuba by World Circuit Records to record with African musicians, but when he arrived in Havana he was told that the musicians from Mali were unable to acquire passports. Having already booked studio time, Cooder and the label decided to utilize the local session […]

Pachanga lineup and Cinco De Mayo special

Keep in mind the Cinco De Mayo special is only for one day….Cinco De Mayo. We’ve posted a complete lineup below. Click on the names of the groups for more information. For tickets, visit www.pachangafest.com Pachanga Fest 2009 Performing Artists Michael Salgado (San Antonio, TX) Mexican Institute of Sound (Mexico City, MX) Brownout Ocote Soul […]

Preview: ‘Missiones de Tejas’ at La Peña

La Peña presents “Misiones de Tejas,” an exhibit of artwork from 4th grade artists from Sanchez Elementary. It will be on display May 4 to 29 at La Peña’s gallery space in downtown Austin. There will also be a special reception on Friday, May 15 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. with a performance by the […]

Preview: ‘A Legacy of Change’ exhibit at Mexic-Arte

A Legacy of Change is organized around five central themes that introduce you to a significant selection of the Museum’s Permanent Collection. The themes are: Mestizaje/Connections, Conflict/Struggle, Identity/Consciousness, Death/Rebirth, and History/Memory.  Collectively, these themes provide a lens with which to organize and examine artwork that has been gathered and collected over 25 years creating the […]

Column: Manny Pacquiao, Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya and Jesus Chavez

They say that mixed martial arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are crushing the sport of boxing.  The cage fighters get to brawl like two guys in a street fight.  The kings of the ring are limited to strictly punching with heavier padded gloves to find a way to out-point or knock out their opponent.  […]

Calendar of Latino Music Month events

May is Latino Music Month. The good folks at the Austin Latino Music Association, or ALMA, have provided all of us with not only a full calendar of events, but some great showcases throughout the month of May. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Austin Music Mezcla: The Sound is Brown 2009 at […]

Interview: Del Castillo reflects on latest album

Photo by Anna Oakley for Del Castillo It’s an hour before Del Castillo comes to the stage at Antone’s and already the venue is packed in anticipation. Even among the faces, lead singer Alex Ruiz is easy to spot. In black leather pants, vest and long sleeve button down, he shakes hands and talks with […]

Interview: Make way for Pack of Wolves

Pack of Wolves is my favorite new metal band not only in Austin, but my favorite new metal band period. Being that they are from right here in Austin and Latinos only adds to my enthusiasm for them. Having been a fan of their former bands, such as At All Cost or their other side […]